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Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Early Identification and Assessment CPPD

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Course overview

This module is aimed at all students working professionally who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of early identification of emotional, behavioural and social problems when working with children, young people and their families.

This module will explore and examine through theoretical and reflective practice seminars knowledge of assessments and early interventions that can promote resilience.

A critical evaluation of the concepts and contemporary theories that underpin early identification will form a base on which greater understanding can be gained from reflecting on current practice.

You will be able to identify strategies and key principles that encourage collaborative working and referral in the wider system and to update your knowledge surrounding key influential policy and legislation.



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent
  • At least one year's experience working in, for example: voluntary sector, social work, education, primary care, mental health nursing, psychology, psychiatry, criminal justice, residential workers and those who are currently working in an agency with responsibility for aspects of inter-professional practice relating to their own discipline
  • A satisfactory academic reference and/or a satisfactory clinical reference.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Module leaders

  • Sarah Campbell

    Sarah Campbell initially trained as a registered mental health nurse and specialised in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service working and gaining further clinical professional training within the NHS for over two decades.

    Sarah Campbell initially trained as a registered mental health nurse and specialised in Child & Adolescent Mental ...